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suicide watch

noun
1.
a system of regular checking on prisoners who seem likely to attempt suicide.
2.
close observation or supervision of someone in order to prevent suicide.
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Examples from the web for suicide watch
  • Additionally, juveniles on suicide watch need to be in rooms with larger windows for better visual contact by staff.
  • None of the plaintiffs were placed in the jail's general population or on suicide watch.
  • He was admitted to a local psychiatric hospital and placed under suicide watch.
  • Most surveyed facilities had a suicide watch protocol, but few provided constant observation.
  • suicide watch includes a mental health visit daily and a supervisory visit and case conferencing periodically.
British Dictionary definitions for suicide watch

suicide watch

noun
1.
a round-the-clock watch by warders on a prisoner considered to be in danger of harming him- or herself
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